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The wedding reception is where the party really starts. It’s where you and your guests will celebrate your “I dos” with drinking, dancing, mixing and mingling. Find out how to choose the best venue for you, how to decorate it, and of course, how to choose the menu.



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Kid friendly? Or not kid friendly?
Jacquie, On September 29, 2022 at 14:34

Hi all! So we’re getting married next year, on a Monday. It’s a very unpopular decision on my man’s side of the family. (I also don’t care) it’s mostly unpopular because it’s a school night. Most of...

Hank, yesterday at 03:00 7 68
Wedding Favors - Yay or Nay?!
Amanda, On September 19, 2022 at 18:39

Are you giving all of your guests a favor to take home? If so, tell us what you're giving to your guests as a thank you! Or does the food, booze, and festivities cover it for you? My husband and I...

KELLY, friday 23-Sep-22 25 143
Keep or skip: bouquet and garter toss?
Carine, On September 19, 2022 at 11:40

What tradition are you keeping or skipping? We are doing the bouquet toss and skipping the garter toss as my Fiance doesn't want to do it.

KELLY, tuesday 20-Sep-22 21 101
Cocktail Hour Music - dj or Pianist?
Julie, On September 12, 2022 at 14:46

Our wedding ceremony/reception is in one place. Our package includes a pianist for the ceremony and/or cocktail hour. FH wants the DJ during the cocktail hour but I say, does it matter?? Not like...

Julie, friday 16-Sep-22 19 120
Linda, On January 26, 2019 at 09:33

I saw a sign on a wedding website that said, "Don't feel like dancing? Grab a buddy and play a game!" Has anyone ever been to a wedding where they did that? Are you planning to do that? It's something...

Sascha, yesterday at 10:04 20 322
Evening reception
Allison, On September 28, 2022 at 12:30

We have been playing with the idea of having an evening reception with hors d'oeuvres and a midnight snack. We would have a small ceremony with just immediate family members and dinner with them. We...

Allison, thursday 29-Sep-22 6 57
Sara, On September 29, 2022 at 09:16

I already have my venue !! Appreciate everyone telling me to get on it but just letting people know the venue or dress or caterers are not any concern for my day - this is a very informal simple...

Hank, thursday 29-Sep-22 3 28
First Dance
Danielle, On July 19, 2022 at 19:27

What was/is going to be your first dance song and how did you choose it? We went back and forth on a few - Lyrics were really important to us. We thought we had picked one then Callum Scott released...

Ashleigh, monday 19-Sep-22 19 266 1
Bartender tip jar and added gratuity?
Rachel, On February 25, 2022 at 11:20

Hi! Is it common for there to be an automatic 20% gratuity AND tip jars for the bartenders? We're having an open bar, so I don't expect that a lot of people will have cash on them. The company we're...

K1327, monday 19-Sep-22 3 76
Destination Wedding
Alexa, On September 15, 2022 at 20:19

Hi there, I’m so lost and confused. So I have family in Mexico as my mother is from there. So I’m hoping to have one in Cancun (where most of them reside) but hotel requires 80% of guest to stay with...

Hank, saturday 17-Sep-22 2 33
Late night limo pick-up?
Jessica, On September 12, 2022 at 13:13

Hi all, What is your plan for your ride home after your wedding? Are you having a limo service or private car pick up you? Cab? Our limo service charges $250 to pick us up at 1:00am and to drop...

KELLY, wednesday 14-Sep-22 6 62
How much does an open bar cost?
Angélique, On September 12, 2022 at 16:55

We’re getting married here in Vancouver next month. We’re scheduled to meet with our venue coordinator this weekend discuss to food and beverage breakdowns. We wanted to know approximately how much we...

Stephanie, tuesday 13-Sep-22 4 112
Wedding Favours!
Leticia, On September 8, 2022 at 15:33

What are you guys giving out for wedding favours? I cant decide. Mini candles? Macaroons in a clear box with a bow? I was even thinking of giving baby succulents.

Amanda, monday 12-Sep-22 15 177
Reception at a church hall
Jacquie, On September 8, 2022 at 20:28

Hi all! Has anyone been to a wedding with the reception inside a church Hall? Like, without sound horrible, does it look okay? Like for dancing/eating/speeches/drinks? I’ve never been to one inside a...

Hank, sunday 11-Sep-22 5 85
Jacquie, On September 9, 2022 at 18:05

Hi all! So we’re having our wedding next October and everything is basically taken care of and booked except for the food. Any tips or opinions on what kind of price range I should keep it in? Less...

Hank, sunday 11-Sep-22 3 43
Reception Dress
Rebecca, On August 31, 2022 at 22:41

Hello beautiful people! What are your thoughts about having a wedding dress and a reception dress? I thought it might be a good idea to have a different, cheaper dress for the reception so I can...

LovevasilyevaGK, friday 9-Sep-22 17 181
Seating chart
Kate-Lynn, On September 6, 2022 at 18:44

Where did you get your seating chart printed recently? I have a template that I got. Now I just need to find somewhere to print it. I dont see any foam boards at staples and vistaprint is crazy...

KELLY, thursday 8-Sep-22 6 52 1
Length of time to allow for dinner
Derek, On September 3, 2022 at 01:21

Our wedding is just over 3 weeks away. The reception is starting at 6:30 pm and is a sit-down buffet dinner. We want to allow time enough for everyone to eat, obviously, before starting speeches and...

Rachay, thursday 8-Sep-22 9 80 1
Cocktail Drinks!!!
Micaela, On August 30, 2022 at 19:18

My fiancé and I are planning on serving personalized cocktails during the reception. What cocktails are you serving to your guests? We would love to hear your ideas!

Julie, thursday 8-Sep-22 11 57
Car service for leaving your venue
Amy, On September 6, 2022 at 14:58

At the end of our wedding we are wanting to have a car come and pick my then husband and myself up, but everywhere is quoting us very high because it is a minimum 3 hour time slot. Any suggestions? We...

Carine, wednesday 7-Sep-22 4 61 1
Bathroom Baskets
Tiffany, On August 31, 2022 at 11:48

Hello beautiful people!!! Just wondering if anyone did bathroom baskets and what you put in them? I am debating wether it is worth doing....I am on the fence. I know when I have attended weddings...

Teresa, wednesday 7-Sep-22 19 199 2
Signature Drinks Named After Dog
Victoria, On August 25, 2022 at 16:18

So my fiancé and I are huge dog people. Our entire lives revolved around our 3 dogs, but unfortunately 2 of them have recently passed. I wanted to make our signature drinks after our dogs, but my...

Carine, tuesday 6-Sep-22 6 83
Cake Flavours
Meghan, On August 29, 2022 at 11:03

Hey all, what are or did you choose for cake flavours! I just got sent a list of flavours to choose from and I just can’t decide. All I know is that I don’t want chocolate haha! Here’s a list I...

Carine, tuesday 6-Sep-22 13 84
Signature Cocktails
Emily, On August 29, 2022 at 16:48

Hi everyone! Now that I have gone to quite a few weddings this summer, I’ve loved seeing what everyone has created as their unique signature cocktails. What kind of signature drinks did you have/will...

Carine, tuesday 6-Sep-22 5 79
Alcohol Costs
Micaela, On August 30, 2022 at 10:05

Hey everyone! How are you handling costs for your bar? My fiance and I want to stay within our budget to make sure our guests will have a great time. We were thinking of having an open bar from...

Carine, tuesday 6-Sep-22 9 141
Wedding food
Gracia, On July 7, 2020 at 19:31

Is there such a thing as a bring your own food wedding ( well I mean I have alot of Amazing cooks in the family that to save some money I would rather buy food and then cook it at home then bring it...

Zorro, wednesday 31-Aug-22 6 176
Gratuities and rental
Sharlene, On July 3, 2019 at 16:03

Just curious to know were you charged gratuities and/or service charge only on your food and beverage costs or also on your rental cost for your reception rental assuming you are using the same...

Brie, saturday 27-Aug-22 22 1,377
Wedding Cake
Amanda, On August 14, 2022 at 19:55

This is our wedding cake that Kakes By Kathie made for our big day!! Highly recommended her if you're n the Okanagan area! Best cake I have ever tasted!!

Amanda, monday 22-Aug-22 11 91
How to make a charitable donation as a wedding favour
Emilie, On August 21, 2022 at 15:39

My fiancee and I are going to make a charitable donation on behalf of our guests for our wedding favours. We have our charities picked out and how much we want to donate, but we aren't sure how to do...

Jenny, monday 22-Aug-22 3 47
Air Bnb Reception?
Stevie, On August 17, 2022 at 15:29

Hi friends, Congrats to everyone on their engagements! We are having a small ceremony (20 guests) and we’re considering having a reception to follow at a local Air BnB (up to 30 guests). We found a...

Stevie, saturday 20-Aug-22 12 122
Laptop dj
Ashley, On August 18, 2022 at 13:29

Wondering what the experiences are for using a laptop with speakers and spotify playlist vs hiring a DJ Did not having a DJ take away anything from the experience? Did the guest still dance and enjoy...

Hank, friday 19-Aug-22 6 71 2
Appetizer wedding gift money amount
Carlie, On July 30, 2022 at 11:21

Hey everyone! I'd like to hear from the brides/grooms that had an appetizer wedding (no sit down meal, just apps/snacks) and how much money their guests gave or what you would recommend? I'm already...

Eric, friday 19-Aug-22 6 156


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